– Hello Hello) January 21, 2023
343 Industries Studio Has Experienced Its Greatest Impact Microsoft’s latest layoffs decision. reports Microsoft has decreased between 60 To 130 The individual in the unit, is causing many to fear for the future of the Halo franchise that is managing it. Nevertheless, the head of the studio, Pierre Hintze, assured fans via a recent post on the game’s Twitter account, “Halo and Master Chief are here to stay.”
In addition to 343i, other Xbox studios that have been hit by the layoff decision include Bethesda Game Studios and Alliance. However, 343i is reportedly the most affected by the move, which has been made worse by the hiring freeze. Halo enthusiasts and leakers even claim that the 343i accounts for a third of the population of the laid-off unit. This raised the question of whether Microsoft is still confident in the studio managing and developing the game and its future content, especially with the various technical issues players always face in the game. Hintze then stepped in to clear doubts.
“343 Industries will continue to develop Halo now and into the future, adding epic stories, multiplayer, and more of what makes Halo great,” Hintz Statement reads.
While the statement offers assurance of Halo’s future handling of the franchise, the issue hasn’t stopped former 343i employees from voicing their dismay over the layoffs and management at their former workplace.
Don’t forget the heavy reliance on contractors/vendors and that messed up system (though I know it’s more MS). I would have loved to be in the team if I could have made my way and worked my way up. Still one of my favorite jobs I’ve ever had.
– Nick Sir Iron Wolf (@Nick_TheBirdMan) January 19, 2023
“The layoffs at 343 shouldn’t have happened and Halo Infinite should be in better shape. Both of those things lead to incompetent leadership at the top during Halo Infinite development, which is putting a huge strain on those working hard to make Halo the best it can be.” is,” said Patrick WrenA former senior multiplayer designer for Halo Infinite. “The people I worked with every day were passionate about Halo and wanted to create something great for fans. He helped push for a better halo and was fired for it.
“I will lend voices in saying that 343 Industries had deep-rooted, damaging cultural issues… I recently had a significant shock/panic reaction because of my time there. I struggle with the loss every day,” said morgan lockhart, a former Halo 4 and 5 developer at 343i. “I have hard to pin down feelings of ‘lost time,’ and look back at what happened to my years in terms of psychological safety, trust in others, trust in the industry, and most profoundly, faith and trust. What have you done to get. Believe in yourself.
Making the current situation worse is Microsoft’s pursuit of invite-only sting concerts for its own executives. According to wall street journalThe private demonstration took place in Davos on Tuesday last week, the night before the company confirmed the job cuts. Of course, it attracted criticism from different persons.
Microsoft: Let’s hire Sting for a private concert for 50 executives at the World Economic Forum.
Also Microsoft: Let’s lay off 5% of our workforce.
— Genevieve Roach-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) January 20, 2023